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Accounting I
Course ID:  ECM200
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Accounting is a class that will help any student that wishes to study business in college, operate his/her own business, or just know more about financial topics that will help throughout his/her financial life. Accounting is the language of business. Anyone planning a career/college major in any area of business should enroll in this course. This course introduces students to recording transactions from source documents, posting journal entries to ledger accounts, checking accuracy, and preparing financial statements. Students will complete both manual and computerized accounting simulations. Excel spreadsheets and/or accounting software are utilized.
 
Algebra I
Course ID:  ECM100
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course includes techniques in problem solving involving the real number system. An understanding of patterns, relations, and functions is introduced in this course. Students will learn how to represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols and how to use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships. This course also includes the analysis of change in various contexts. There will be an emphasis on algebraic concepts with applications in algebra, statistics, and probability.
 
Algebra II
Course ID:  ECM314
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Geometry
Course Description: Students will be extending their understanding of patterns, relations, and functions. They will improve their abilities to represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols and use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships. Students will analyze change in various contexts. There will be an emphasis on algebraic concepts with applications in geometry, statistics, trigonometry, and probability.
 
American Citizenship
Course ID:  ECM300
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  11
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course will focus on what it means to be a citizen in our country. It will also focus on components of government and how it has developed over time and how it currently operates. The purpose of this course focuses on helping students understand how they can participate effectively as a citizen. Specific instruction on the U.S. Constitution will be given as an addition to this course. Students taking this course should have a strong background in reading and writing skills; they should have developed skills in the areas of self-motivation, time management, research, and analytical abilities.
 
American Literature & Composition
Course ID:  ECM301
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  English Language Arts II Literature & Composition
Course Description: This course examines the American literary ideals and culture from early settlement days through the 20th century. Skills emphasized include reading, literary analysis, writing, research, technology, and vocabulary development. A major research paper in MLA format is included.
 
AP Government Politics US
Course ID:  ECM321
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Expectation: There will be a requirement for summer reading, and possible work on eCampus or other assignments. Students taking an AP course in the North Kansas City School District are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam during the Spring semester.
Recommendations: Students taking this course should have a strong background in reading and writing skills; they should have developed skills in the areas of self-motivation, time management, research, and analytical abilities.
Course Description: Students will develop an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics.
 
AP Statistics
Course ID:  ECM210
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Algebra II
Expectation: There will be a requirement for Summer reading, and possible work on eCampus or other assignments. Students taking an AP course are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam during the spring semester.
Course Description: This is a rigorous course that will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.
 
AP United States History
Course ID:  ECM318
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10*, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  10th graders may appeal to be enrolled with teacher approval
Expectation: There will be a requirement for summer reading, and possible work on eCampus or other assignments. Students taking an AP course in the North Kansas City School District are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam during the Spring semester.
Recommendations: Students taking this course should have a strong background in reading and writing skills; they should have developed skills in the areas of self-motivation, time management, research, and analytical abilities.
Course Description: Students will address political and social development of American Civilization from the beginning to the present day.
 
AP World History
Course ID:  ECM317
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Expectation: There will be a requirement for Summer reading, and possible work on eCampus or other assignments. Students taking an AP course in the North Kansas City School District are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam during the Spring semester.
Recommendations: Students taking this course should have a strong background in reading and writing skills; they should have developed skills in the areas of self-motivation, time management, research, and analytical abilities.
Course Description: Students will develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes that affect the interaction human societies have with one another. The course highlights the nature of changes in such things as international trade, politics, conflict, as well as the cultural expectations that lay the foundations for development within the human race.
 
Biology
Course ID:  ECM302
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: The course includes a study of the cell, heredity, molecular genetics, biotechnology, DNA synthesis, protein synthesis, mitosis, meiosis, photosynthesis, respiration, evolution, and ecology. Laboratories, experimental design, lecture/discussions, and cooperative learning strategies will all be utilized to allow you to fully comprehend the information.
 
Business Law
Course ID:  ECM101
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course is designed to acquaint students with basic knowledge of law for personal and business use. Topics include ethics and law, criminal law, problems in society, tort law, court systems, contract law, consumer law, income tax, insurance, employment contracts, family law, renting or buying a place to live, credit, consumer protection, and warranties.
 
Chemistry
Course ID:  ECM202
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Algebra I
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the nature and behavior of matter and the factors that control chemical reactions. Students learn common elements (their symbols and combining qualities), quantum theory of atomic structure, chemical composition, the writing of balanced equations, and problem solving skills through the basic algebraic techniques. Lab work based on the scientific method is used to apply the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
 
Career Internship (off campus)
Course ID:  ECM303
Credit:  0.5-2
Grade Level:  12
Prerequisite:  None
Transportation provided by the student.
Note: This course is offered in eCampus only. This course can be taken as a Practical Arts-Business & Marketing credit or Practical Arts-Family & Consumer Science credit.
Course Description: Students can benefit substantially from school directed and supervised career learning experiences at local businesses or other institutions. Student career experiences will be in the form of job shadows, work experience, and internships. Students also will receive instruction in career paths and clusters, training and experience for careers being studied, and skills related to obtaining and holding a job by participating in online class assignments and discussions. Between .5 and 2 credits can be earned each year, so a student could enroll in 2 blocks each semester (10-19 hours/week = .5 credit per semester; 20 or more hours/week = 1 credit per semester). This class is perfect for students who have already selected their career path and for those still searching for their path.
 
Computer Applications I
Course ID:  ECM325
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course is designed to help students review and master beginning and advanced skills in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet applications, multimedia, internet usage, and integrated software applications.
 
Computer Programming I
Course ID:  ECM110
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Students will learn to write, develop, and process programs for a microcomputer using Java. The course is designed to provide a hands-on, problem-solving experience for students. Topics for the course include flowcharts, basic programming, decisions, and loops.
 
Creative Writing
Course ID:  ECM309
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course is designed for students seriously interested in acquiring skills necessary to produce short stories and poems of publishable quality. Original thinking, imagination, and the ability to use words and figures of speech vividly are emphasized. Coursework includes weekly writing assignments, creating a portfolio, writing essays, plays, and short stories. The ability to accept and provide corrective criticism is essential.
 
Discover the Arts
Course ID:  ECM109
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Note: This course is only offered in eCampus.
Course Description: An online course using broad themes to explore art, music, and theater. Students will learn the visual and auditory skills needed to analyze historical backgrounds and to discuss various art forms.
 
English Language Arts I Literature & Composition
Course ID:  ECM113
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9
Prerequisite:  9, 10, 11, 12
Course Description: This course emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, listening, technology, and research skills. Reading informational text/nonfiction includes multicultural literature selections including short stories, plays, novels, poetry, and biographies. Course content would include literary analysis, writing compositions (include argumentative, expositive/informative, and narrative), and research essays.
 
English Language Arts II Literature & Composition
Course ID:  ECM211
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10
Prerequisite:  English Language Arts I Literature & Composition
Course Description: This course emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, listening, technology, and research skills, and builds upon skills from the previous English Language Arts courses. Broad-based, multicultural reading selections include short stories, plays, novels, poetry, and biographies. Course content would include literary analysis, writing compositions (include argumentative, expositive/informative, and narrative), and research essays.
 
Entrepreneurship
Course ID:  ECM111
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Students will develop a business plan for owning and operating their own business. Financing the business, site location, advertising and selling, governmental regulations, and management will be major topics of study. This class also offers DECA, a student organization, as an integral part of the marketing program. It offers students the opportunity for leadership training, community service, travel to conferences and competition in the marketing area on a district, state, and national level.
 
Geometry
Course ID:  ECM203
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course involves the analysis of characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional shapes and the development of mathematical arguments about geometric relationships. Students in this course will learn how to specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems. They will apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations. Visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling will be used in this course to solve problems. There will be an emphasis on geometric concepts with applications in algebra, statistics, and probability.
 
Health
Course ID:  ECM103
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
NOTE: Missouri requires Health be passed prior to graduation.
Course Description: This course addresses individual wellness and health issues confronting society today. Topics include: prevention of disease, AIDS prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, over-the-counter drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, fitness, mental health, and responsible decision making concerning one’s health.
 
Marketing Principles
Course ID:  ECM204
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course develops student understanding of distribution, financing, marketing information management, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Enrollment in Marketing Internship is optional, giving students the opportunity to apply newly acquired marketing skills in the workplace while earning credit and an income. Students enrolled in Marketing Education participate in DECA, a student organization that provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their mastery of the marketing curriculum in competitive events, to develop leadership skills, and to exhibit awareness of civic responsibilities. DECA can assist students in receiving scholarships, building a successful resume, and networking with business people.
 
Multicultural Literature & Composition
Course ID:  ECM307
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  English Language Arts I Literature & Composition
Course Description: This course examines contemporary multicultural authors that exist inside and outside of the United States. Topics of discussion will include diversity appreciation, cultural differences and similarities, and multiculturalism. Skills emphasized include reading, writing, literary analysis, research, technology, and vocabulary development. A major research paper in MLA format is included.
 
Music Appreciation
Course ID:  ECM324
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Students will experience and study the elements of music by exploring a wide range of vocal and instrumental styles. No previous musical experience is necessary for this class.
 
Mythology and Classical Literature and Composition
Course ID:  ECM319
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  English Language Arts I Literature & Composition
Course Description: This course focuses on myth and legend from diverse cultures and across time. Students will be asked to think deeply and express themselves articulately. Reading, vocabulary enrichment, composition, and discussion will be emphasized. Course content would include literary analysis, writing compositions (include argumentative, expositive/ informative, and narrative), and research essays.
 
Personal Finance
Course ID:  ECM310
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  10*, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
*Pre-IB students may take this course in 10th grade.
NOTE:
Missouri requires Personal Finance be passed prior to graduation.
Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the multitude of personal, business, and family records used by consumers. This course provides students with a foundation for managing their money, investments and taxes, consumer spending, planning for savings, evaluating insurance and housing needs, and understanding financial markets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Completion of WorkKeys assessment is a requirement for this course.
 
Physical Education
Course ID:  ECM104
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  9, 10
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course includes basic skills in sports, recreational activities, and emphasizes physical fitness. Dressing out is a requirement for this course. This class may be repeated for credit.
 
Physics
Course ID:  ECM105
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Physics is the study of the interactions of matter and energy. This course will focus on introducing students to the language of Physics as well as the motion of bodies, both large and small. Models and graphical analysis are used to explain the phenomena of force and motion. Experimental investigations are key elements in the instructional strategies.
 
Psychology
Course ID:  ECM330
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Psychology is the study of our mental processes (how we think and why) and our behaviors (how we act and why). Topics will include, but are not limited to: theories about how we learn, how our personality forms and why, what mental illness is and how it is treated, as well as how we develop mentally throughout our lives.
 
Self-Development
Course ID:  ECM206
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Note: This course is only offered at North Kansas City, Oak Park, Winnetonka, or eCampus.
Course Description: Who are you? Where are you going? Through a self-discovery process, you find answers to these and many other important questions related to your self-development. You will look at all aspects of life to help you discover yourself: mental and physical health, social behaviors, personality, and the life processes. Learn to develop good communication skills and resolve conflicts in a positive manner. Emphasis is on the positive throughout the course as you increase your self-awareness, self-acceptance, and improve interpersonal relations. This course deals to some extent with human reproduction and/or family life education.
 
Short Story
Course ID:  ECM308
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  English Language Arts II Literature & Composition
Course Description: This is a survey course of American, European, multi-ethnic, and a variety of short stories from classic to contemporary authors. The course includes reading, writing, discussion, presentations, and a general study of the short story as a literary form. Course content would include literary analysis, writing compositions (include argumentative, expositive/informative, and narrative), and research essays.
 
Sociology
Course ID:  ECM320
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: Sociology is the study of social relations, organization, and change. Students will be introduced to Sociology as a science while analyzing how social institutions (family, religion, education, etc.) influence the individual and group.
 
Spanish I
Course ID:  ECM106
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course is designed so that students are able to use fundamental language in personal, practical, and culturally authentic everyday situations in oral and written form.
 
Statistics
Course ID:  ECM326
Credit:  0.5
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Algebra I
Course Description: This course instructs students in data gathering techniques, graphical display of data, and in making decisions based on data. It is especially helpful for those students planning careers in marketing, management, medicine, psychology, sociology, government, and education. A scientific calculator is recommended.
 
US History
Course ID:  ECM207
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  10
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description: This course explores American History from the period of Reconstruction (immediately following the Civil War) to the present. Students will receive instruction in geography, economics, the development of American government, as well as the impact of world events on the growth of American society.
 
World History
Course ID:  ECM107
Credit:  1
Grade Level:  9
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:A survey course that begins with a brief review of the Middle Ages, placing greater emphasis on the modern world. Students will focus on the western civilization between the time periods pertaining from the Renaissance to modern day.
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